“Christmas Crack” is a very popular Christmas treat… yummy, addicting and a true guest pleaser at any gathering! But it seems every person, every family, every area of the country has its’ own version of “Christmas Crack” to share.
Never one to turn down an opportunity to sample or bake or make a salty sweet crunchy combo of anything, here are my three Christmas Crack recipes (in no particular order.)
Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe
This is the original fantasy fudge recipe with marshmallow creme and it is absolutely delicious! A melt in your mouth treat that disappears from the plate faster than you can serve it. Fantasy Fudge fans know the recipe has changed in recent years and I only use the original recipe > Find the recipe here.
You will not be disappointed by this tried and true fudge for Christmas!
Sweet And Saltines Christmas Crack
I’m a fan of Trisha Yearwood’s cooking show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, where I first viewed this version of saltines, butter, chocolate and brown sugar. Of course Trisha has a fun family story to accompany her Sweet And Saltines recipe. Delicious! I am also a fan of Trisha Yearwood’s cookbooks Georgia Cooking In An Oklahoma Kitchen and Home Cooking With Trisha Yearwood; both make great gifts for the Foodie in your life.
Trisha’s is the basic recipe but as foodies like to experiment I have seen variations to include bacon, graham crackers and peanut butter. I plan to try the bacon version this season, for obvious bacon lover reasons.
Saltine Toffee Candy
Chocolate Saltine Candy
Chocolate Saltine Toffee
Christmas Cracker Brittle.
Christmas Crack Puffcorn
I shared this recipe last week and am of course now craving puffcorn. I was first introduced to Christmas Crack Puffcorn a few years ago. My first reactions were:
a. I can’t stop eating it
b. Puffcorn is what? and
c. Where can I buy puffcorn? I must make this recipe.
Christmas Crack Puffcorn is a quick, easy and yes, addictive mix of butter or regular flavored puffcorn drizzeled with melted white chocolate and decorated with Christmas sprinkles. Visit the Christmas Puffcorn post for the recipe and give it a try, you won’t be disappointed!
Another twist on the pufffcorn is substituting a brown sugar mix which produces a puffcorn version of carmel corn.
Bonus Christmas Crack Snack Mix
There are quite a few variations of the Christmas Crack Chex Mix recipe and that is indeed part of the charm – use whatever chocolate or salty snack (s) you have on hand – a matter of personal preference. No matter what ingredients you choose, it is a quick to make winner.
I like the recipe on I found on Gaby’s Cooking which combines chex mix, cheerios, pretzel sticks, M&M’s, and white chocolate. Also called Sweet Holiday Chex Mix, White Chocolate Chex Mix, Reindeer Chow
Enjoy the holidays with these easy to make recipes, whichever recipe or recipes you try will be a crowd pleaser. Or if you need additional resources, Betty Crocker has a fun cookbook of Sheet Pan recipes and who doesn’t love a good and easy sheetpan recipe!
Day One: Scrumptious Hello Dolly Bars
Day Two: Original Fantasy Fudge Recipe (not the imitation!)
Day Three: Top 3 Christmas Crack recipes
Day Four: Frozen Hot Chocolate
Day Five: Nanaimo Bars
Day Six: Christmas Puffcorn
Day Seven: DIY Christmas Vegetable Tree